Through four months of 2013, the Fiat 500 has outsold the Mini Cooper by 637 units; the Chevrolet Camaro is 2076 sales ahead of the Ford Mustang and 7803 sales ahead of the Dodge Challenger; and the Porsche Boxster is 21 units out in front of the Mercedes-Benz SLK, and it’s also outselling the Audi TT and BMW Z4 combined.
Three very different groups go a long ways in telling the story of where American new car buyers spend their money when they’re looking for something that isn’t a Ford F-150 or Toyota Camry or Honda CR-V.
All the cars you see here combined to sell 52,358 copies last month. That equals 4.07% of the new vehicle market’s April 2013 volume. Compare that with the Ford F-Series’ 4.59% to get a true picture of the grilles you see coming toward you on the highway.
You can click any model name in the tables below to find historical monthly and yearly U.S. sales data. You can also select a make and model at GCBC’s Sales Stats page. These tables are now sortable, so you can rank available U.S. sporty car sales figures any which way you like. Suggestions on how GCBC should break down segments can be passed on through the Contact page.
Source: Manufacturers & ANDC * indicates a vehicle which is also shown in another GCBC segment breakdown ** breakdown by variant Clearly GoodCarBadCar is not suggesting that the cars in the two tables above are all direct competitors. Establishing categories among cars as unique as even the Audi TT and Porsche Boxster has never pleased a single reader, so cars have been lumped together so you can simply see how buyers looking for sports cars, roadsters, hot hatches, convertibles, GTs, and wanna-be sports cars spend their money. Greater categorization of cars would only lead to problems that automakers create by not isolating model-specific sales figures: we don’t know how many M3s BMW has sold or how many Civics are Si models, for example. The numbers we do have are listed above. GoodCarBadCar is always open to hearing about the ways you would break down segments, so feel free to get in touch.